Monday, June 27, 2011

Egyptian Current Party formed

Some of the younger members of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egpyt have split off, forming a more central and liberal party which will advocate separation of religion from politics.

According to a Times article, the party platform is expected to embrace Islamic morals and culture without the enforcement of Islamic religious law.

This follows the ouster of Abdel Moneim Abou el-Fotouh after the liberal leader chose to run for president in defiance of Muslim Brotherhood's pledge not to run a presidential candidate in the first election.

These early signs of a burgeoning democracy are a whiff of fresh air. I'm becoming cautiously optimistic about this first election. I wonder how keen the military will be to share its power.

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